Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Alfaparf Precious nature Oil

Is your hair dry? Frizzy? Tangled? This is the product for you. Infused with Grape serum and lavender. This has all natural ingredients. The grape serum, tames frizz and detangles hair. Keeps moisture locked in the hair. Lavender helps with the definition of curls without weighing down the hair. 

This oil comes with a pump to help the product from getting messy and for ease of use. 

The product smells unreal. I would put it in my hair for the smell only! The lavender and grape go so well together. This really works though. My hair, at the ends is super dry from bleaching the crap out of it. This literally helps get a brush through your hair and does not leave it greasy like other oils do. Although other oils like coconut oil are great for hair treatments. This oil is great for when your hair is damp and dry. It can help style your hair and really helps defining curls or keeping the hair sleek and shiny.  Simply apply a pump in you hand and rub both hands together. Starting at the ends of the hair, apply the product evenly. If you have any product left over apply to the rest of the hair, leaving the roots alone. 

I purchased my precious oil in Vixen Hair and Beauty Carndonagh for €19.90. 

Monday, 6 March 2017

Lacura Caviar Day and Night cream-Aldi

These creams have been on the go for about a year and a half. I have heard and seen great reviews on them. Even though they are aimed at 40+ I was so intrigued that they were supposed to be a dupe for the La Pairie cream, which runs at €367.. When anything says hydrating and illuminating I just get sucked in and need it!

The day cream has an SPF of 15. In any daily moisturiser having an SPF is a must. Both these creams contains Caviar extract. Rich in vitamins and minerals that plump and firm the skin. This also has snow algae that stimulates collagen synthesis. This cream is heavier than what I am used to but boy do I love it. My skin feels so hydrated and soft all day with this. You only need a small bit of this to moisturise the entire face. I have found that the day cream is an amazing makeup primer also.  I put it on and after a minute I knew that this would make an amazing prep step for foundation.  This on its own or under foundation leaves your skin dewy and illuminated all day. 

Day cream on my finger. 
Day cream in the tub. 

Next we have the night cream. This is also infused with caviar extract and also snow algae. Snow algae helps repair and sooth the skin. From the website: 'Additional caring benefits include hyaluronic acid to help increase moisturisation and prevent water loss as well provitamin B5 to help soothe and repair damaged skin. Your skin looks recovered and relaxed in the morning.This is a thinner consistency than the day cream.  It feels so light weight on the skin at night and when you wake up your skin feels so hydrated and over time the skin will look plumper, firmer and more youthful.  They both are in glass containers and I love that. No plastic chemicals seeping through to the product. 

Night cream consistency.

I have read in other reviews that people have even used the night cream under the eyes and noticed a massive difference on their wrinkles and puffiness. I love my DIY eyecream and have not tried this yet. When I run out, I might just give this a go. All in all, I don't think you will look like you have had a face-lift. I do think that your skin will feel hydrated and glowy. Giving a youthful appearance to the skin.

Both of these creams are €9 each!!! Yes €9 is amazing. You can get these in Aldi and they fly off shelves for very good reason. 

Thanks for reading, Alanna xxx


Sunday, 5 March 2017

Kat Von D Studded Beloved Lip Trio

So Kat Von D cosmetics recently became available in Debehams Ireland. For years I have heard nothing but great reports from their line, which was exclusively sold in Sephora until recently.  I only only have 3 lipsticks from this cosmetics brand so I thought I would do a review on them.

First things first is the packaging. These will look fab and edgy on any vanity. The studded design is so unique.

The 3 shades I have are Cathederal, Hellbent and Sexer. Here they are below in the packaging and swatched on the back of my hand.

First is Hellbent- A matte crimson red. This is a beautiful deep red and is perfect for that classic 'Red Lip'. 

Second is Cathedral- A matte coco rose. This is a cult favorite and by all accounts has every reason to be.  

Third is Sexer- A iridescent florescent pink. This shade isn't for the nude lover but by all accounts is a beautiful pink shade for the more adventurous type. 

The quality of these lipsticks are what you would expect. Fab! The matte shades last super long and the consistency isn't that drying for a matte lipstick. 

You can purchase Kat Von D cosmetics on These lipsticks will set you back €21.00 a piece. For the quality of these lipsticks though I don't mind the price.

Thanks for reading, Alanna xxx 

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